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Old 4th October 2019, 20:03   #1
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I have been asked to clean the interior on a modern classic, seats and carpets. The seats are fabric with leather(painted) bolsters and backs, the guy asked me if there was anything I could use to give the leather a “lustre”. If will be using autoglym leather cleaner to clean them , but what would you all recommend for giving them the sheen .?
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I have been asked to clean the interior on a modern classic, seats and carpets. The seats are fabric with leather(painted) bolsters and backs, the guy asked me if there was anything I could use to give the leather a “lustre”. If will be using autoglym leather cleaner to clean them , but what would you all recommend for giving them the sheen .?
Gliptone.

Autoglym.interior shampoo used to give a sheen but it would last. The gliptone cleaner does quite well in my experience

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So you say use Gliptone leather cleaner instead of the autoglym yeah.
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So you say use Gliptone leather cleaner instead of the autoglym yeah.
It is not clear sorry. I use both and simply whichever I have time for.

On someone else's car, initially, I would use the autoglym cleaner for door cards, dash etc and the seats occasionally. The gliptone is a product designed for leather, but it is a gel that needs to be buffed off (read as wiped lol) on the likes of ZT seats at least- as they are sealed.

Gliptone will leave a leather smell behind for a time, which is great for a client. The interior shampoo is a fantastic all round cleaner, easy to use, and great for a maintenance cleaner. The gliptone is perfect for the initial scrub down.

Use the autoglym all over (especially great for vinyl headliners) for a maintenance clean. Perhaps using Gliptone annually as a 'top up ' clean. For future reference, they also do a leather cream which for non sealed leather is fantastic for keeping a suppleness.


All the above will give a satin sheen, and if there is anything that is too shiny, a quick wipe over with interior shampoo will subdue it.

I am sure there are specialised treatments and products for this, but these will do a great job for not much money.

I get all of mine from eBay mainly as I normally have a delivery charge to pay for most things. But just buy from the cheapest source I would say.
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It is not clear sorry. I use both and simply whichever I have time for.

On someone else's car, initially, I would use the autoglym cleaner for door cards, dash etc and the seats occasionally. The gliptone is a product designed for leather, but it is a gel that needs to be buffed off (read as wiped lol) on the likes of ZT seats at least- as they are sealed.

Gliptone will leave a leather smell behind for a time, which is great for a client. The interior shampoo is a fantastic all round cleaner, easy to use, and great for a maintenance cleaner. The gliptone is perfect for the initial scrub down.

Use the autoglym all over (especially great for vinyl headliners) for a maintenance clean. Perhaps using Gliptone annually as a 'top up ' clean. For future reference, they also do a leather cream which for non sealed leather is fantastic for keeping a suppleness.


All the above will give a satin sheen, and if there is anything that is too shiny, a quick wipe over with interior shampoo will subdue it.

I am sure there are specialised treatments and products for this, but these will do a great job for not much money.

I get all of mine from eBay mainly as I normally have a delivery charge to pay for most things. But just buy from the cheapest source I would say.
Thanks Alan, I will stick with Autoglym, I tried it on one of the bolsters last night when I went to price the job.It came up clean, and I have spoken to my supplier of carpet /upholstery cleaning material, and he has told me of some stuff I can get to make the seats smell fresh.
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